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    I need to pick 4 and I only have a week left to decide. I want to take History and Physics, so need two more, but don't want to limit myself to not having enough essay writing subjects for doing law/history etc at uni, but also have enough to let me go into economics or engineering. Please help guys! In case it helps, the benchmark will be top Russel group standard
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    I'd recommend checking the entry requirements for any of the courses you're considering as they may have certain a-levels which are listed as essential.

    I'd presume for engineering (and possibly economics) that you'd probably need maths as one of your choices, so this may be a good one to take.

    If you want to keep your options open for both essay-writing and STEM courses at university then I'd suggest possibly taking two science/maths subjects and two essay-based ones.

    Ultimately though, the choice needs to be your own as you will have to spend two years studying these subjects so it's better to do something that you'll enjoy!

    Hope this helps a bit, good luck with your choices
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    I've been researching for a while for my a-levels so this i can tell you:
    Both economics and engineering need maths.
    You've already chosen physics so you've opened your way to almost all engineering courses. Well, except one - chemical engineering (needs chemistry).
    If you like chemistry, it'd be a good option to take it.
    If you want to get in a top 5 uni then further maths AS/A2 (depends on uni) is a must for economics.
    Choosing further maths at least up to AS level (again for economics, not sure about engineering) would be helpful for getting into top 20 unis.

    Concluding you should either choose between math, further math and math, chemistry.
    Please don't take my comment as granted. Make your own research and ask your school for more help.
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    (Original post by That'sGreat)
    I need to pick 4 and I only have a week left to decide. I want to take History and Physics, so need two more, but don't want to limit myself to not having enough essay writing subjects for doing law/history etc at uni, but also have enough to let me go into economics or engineering. Please help guys! In case it helps, the benchmark will be top Russel group standard
    You need to take maths for engineering, and it's pointless to take physics without maths regardless of that.
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    Why pick 4? not 3?
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    Maths is always a good a level to take, not only because it will benefit economics/engineering, but you will also gain many transferable skills (such as analytical skills for example. Moreover it is a well respected a level, so if you want to attend a leading university, then you will be in good stead. Hope this helps, and as for a fourth choice choose whatever! - you will most likely drop that for AS anyway,so study something you enjoy and will achieve a high grade in
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    (Original post by That'sGreat)
    I need to pick 4 and I only have a week left to decide. I want to take History and Physics, so need two more, but don't want to limit myself to not having enough essay writing subjects for doing law/history etc at uni, but also have enough to let me go into economics or engineering. Please help guys! In case it helps, the benchmark will be top Russel group standard
    Hey there,

    The hard part is knowing what the long term game is, which you've already figured out. My best tips would be to do the following:
    1. Look at the engineering thing objectively - What other aspects of that field do you think it needs in regards to qualifications in order to be successful? (I see that some people have answered Maths for example). If you can't think of any, read on.
    2.Get a book/look at podcasts/youtube channels of that industry, what do the people within that industry regard as necessary (they are probably the best people to ask!)?
    3. Look for some local engineering firms and give them a call - Similar to the last point, but a little less work. Ask someone from the inside what they believe are necessary qualifications to get into the industry. However, do not stay there. Ask them what skills and personality traits would also work best in the industry. This will give you a huge advantage over most people who don't think to ask these kinds of questions. Because it doesn't matter how qualified you are, if you can't work with people then you won't be as successful. Plus, it shows a keen interest which again most people won't do, again setting you aside from the others. You may even build up a contact through this method, possible work experience or even job opportunities down the road. I'm not saying that these are guarantees, but you'll be doing work most people won't be doing, and these things can be applied to any other industry. Give it a try, let me know how it goes! If you have any questions then hit me up on here, good luck!
 
 
 
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